Studio 100 Media’s highly anticipated animation feature The Hero of Centopia has finished production and is ready for delivery, just in time for this year’s Marché du Film in Cannes (May 17-25).
The movie, based on the internationally popular and highly successful brand and CGI/live-action TV series Mia and Me, will have its first theatrical release in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland on May 26, followed by France, Spain and French-speaking Switzerland on July 20, Hungary on August 11 and Bulgaria on September 23 2022.
Before rolling out across Europe, The movie will have its first international screenings at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17 at 9:30 a.m. (Palais C) and May 18 at 1:45 p.m. (Palais D).
The Hero of Centopia is a co-production between Studio 100 Media GmbH, Studio B Animation Pty Ltd. and Broadvision Services Private Ltd. Executive producers are Martin Krieger, Thorsten Wegener, Barbara Stephen and Sriram Chandrasekaran. Studio 100 Film acts as the international sales agent.
International sales are continuing to grow with countries such as Latin America, Taiwan, Portugal, Poland, Bulgaria and the Balkans on board. Los Angeles-based distributor Viva Kids has acquired the film’s U.S. distribution rights and is planning a release for 2023.
“From 100% Wolf to Vic the Viking, Viva has had tremendous success
releasing Studio 100 titles in the U.S.” says Victor Elizalde, President of Viva Kids. “We are thrilled to be adding such a charming and entertaining film to our 2023 slate. Mia and Me will definitely be a favorite for young audiences.”
Hero of Centopia Synopsis: As an ancient prophecy entwines around the magical gem in Mia’s bracelet, she embarks on an adventurous journey with Iko, her partner, to the most remote islands of Centopia. There, Mia not only faces a powerful enemy but also takes her destiny into her own hands. Together with Iko, she is ready to face any challenge that comes her way.
In Mia and Me the series, Mia’s tale began when her parents mysteriously disappeared after a terrible accident, presumed dead, and she was sent to a boarding school in Italy. From her parents, Mia inherited an ancient book and a magical bracelet that allows her to enter the enchanting world of Centopia, where she exists as an elf with the unique ability to communicate with the unicorns. In the fairytale realm, she finds friends among the fantastical creatures: the elves Yuko and Mo, the unicorn Onchao and the pan Phuddle.
The new movie recounts Mia’s first theatrical adventure: She must stand up against Toxor, a monstrous evil toad who threatens Centopia and seeks to make it his personal poisonous pit. On top of that, he holds the key to her parent’s mysterious disappearance…
To date, three seasons of the series recount Mia’s adventures. A fourth season is currently in production and set for delivery by end of 2022. The series has so far sold to more than 170 countries.